MHP Inclusionary Zoning Worksheet
A short worksheet intended to guide municipalities considering the adoption of Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) through the initial decisions making process.
For questions on the worksheet or on implementing IZ in your community, contact MHP's Katy Lacy at email@example.com
Housing Policy Guide
What do the experts think? The American Planning Association (APA) voted to adopt this Housing Policy Guide in April 2019. The guide helps planners identify emerging trends related to accessible housing for all and key policy positions that APA supports.
Video: Zoning Matters from Urban Institute
Watch a video from Urban Institute on how zoning impacts us all.
Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2019
The 2019 Greater Boston Housing Report Card is a collaboration between The Boston Foundation, Northeastern University Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Planning, UMASS Donahue Institute, and MHP Center for Housing Data. The report looks at the state of housing in Greater Boston, specifically around supply and demand, production, segregation, and local control.
Visit the website for a concise summary of each chapter and to explore interactive maps and tables on community data.
Amy Dain Report on The State of Zoning for Multi-Family Housing in Greater Boston
Researcher Amy Dain reports on two years of research into the regulations, plans and permits in the 100 cities and towns surrounding Boston. The research was commissioned by the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance and funded collaboratively with: Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association, Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Massachusetts, Massachusetts Association of Realtors, Massachusetts Housing Partnership, MassHousing, and Metropolitan Area Planning Council.
The State of Zoning for Accessory Dwelling Units
A 2018 white paper by the Pioneer institute on the state of ADUs in local Eastern Massachusetts bylaws and ordinances.
Illegal Neighborhood Study 2016
An photo and mapping analysis of the zoning and characteristics of several Massachusetts highly desirable neighborhoods to see how they conform to current regulations.
Smart Growth Toolkit: 40R Bylaw
An overview of the Chapter 40R Smart Growth Overlay bylaw with a sample bylaw and important considerations.
The Use of Chapter 40R in Massachusetts
This document prepared by Citizens' Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) and Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) provides examples from across the state of the uses of Chapter 40R, also known as the Smart Growth Zoning and Housing Production Act.